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Noted Human Rights Scholar to Speak at OU College of Law

October 07, 2010

The University of Oklahoma College of Law International Human Rights Clinic will host a lecture by international law expert Dinah Shelton on October 14 at 3 p.m. in the Bell Courtroom of Coats Hall. Her presentation, entitled “Human Rights in the Americas: The Inter-American System and its Importance for the United States,” is open to the public.

Shelton is a Commissioner on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and serves as the Commission's Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. A professor of international law at the George Washington University National Law Center, she is an internationally-recognized scholar, having authored or edited three award-winning books focused on human rights and many articles on international law, human rights law and international environmental law.

A reception in the Sneed Lounge will follow the presentation. Parking will be available south of Coats Hall, 300 Timberdell Road.

By: Jonella Frank